Women Preparing Medications

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Title

Women Preparing Medications

Description

Promotional 17th century Delft reproduction ceramic pill tile produced by the Burroughs, Wellcome & Co. for their Pharmacy Education Program. The front of the tile depicts two women pharmacists making medicine preparations. There are unicorns in the upper corners of the tile. The following description is glued to the back of the tile on a piece of paper. "Despite the restrictions of 17th century society, women pharmacists boldly joined forces with their male colleagues to expand their functions as medical professionals. Their persistence resulted in the right to practice medicine as well as improved health services. After completing their rigorous training, pharmacists were awarded pill tiles in recognition of their academic achievements and their distinguished status in the community. The women depicted on this handmade pill tile are preparing medications by pounding herbs in a large mortar. The open textbook gives them the precise instructions to follow. This tile from Delft, Holland, is part of a limited edition commissioned by Burroughs, Wellcome & Co. to honor the commitment and service of today's pharmacist. (B-864)"

Date

Rights

Tiles copyrighted by Burroughs, Wellcome & Co.
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Format

Language

English

Identifier

2021.1.1

Extent

6 in x 6 in

Temporal Coverage

Original Format

Citation

Burroughs, Wellcome & Co., “Women Preparing Medications,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Digital Collection, accessed September 29, 2022, https://aihp.omeka.net/items/show/175.